The Democratic Party freak show sinks to new depth
So now it's the turn of Barack Obama and his merry band
The BBC would have you believe that the Republicans are more extreme than the Democratic Party in America. That is despite the fact that Americans identify themselves as conservatives rather than liberal by a margin of over two to one. While Bill Clinton may have been a third way-triangulator in the same manner as Tony Blair, the current American President loves to play divide and rule.
In doing so he follows the Marxist approach to politics advocated by Antonio Gramsci and Saul Alinsky. Since the Democratic Party fell into the hands of left-liberals in the 1970s, it has championed one group of voters against another. It has encouraged group think and victimhood to the detriment of individualism and national unity.
Ethnic minority voters are encouraged to feel black or Hispanic ahead of being American or Californian. Women and homosexuals are encouraged to embrace their gender or sexuality to the exclusion of anything else.
Rather than championing a group that might account for approaching half of the working population (public sector workers - as Labour has done in Britain), the Democrats have even sided with left-wing extremists in a particularly daft example of overstretch. They claim to speak for the 99 percent in opposing the so-called 1 percent. Polls show that this is nonsense and the elections this November will certainly show that the Democrats do not speak for anything approaching 99 percent of people.
The Democratic Party is, however, clearly under the control and influence of a hardcore anti-American ideology. Last night a video was played at the Democratic National Convention in which the Democrats proudly proclaimed that "government is the only thing we all belong to" in an effort to justify an ever expanding state that intrudes into more and more areas of ordinary folks' lives.
Seriously? They want people to be slaves to the government?
The Democrats were, of course, the party of slavery. It was the Republican, Abraham Lincoln, who freed the slaves and Republican votes that forced through the civil rights reforms in the 1960s against Democrat opposition. Frankly you would think the Democrats would be wary about raising slavery as an issue in the same way that Bill Clinton should be wary about discussing marriage guidance.
Remember that it was a Democrat President, Woodrow Wilson, who once said, "Segregation is not humiliating but a benefit...distinctly to the advantage of colored people themselves". And a Democrat Senator (and former Ku Klux Klansman) Robert Byrd who said, "Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen of the wilds".
Mitt Romney has rightly come out to criticise the Democrats' abhorrent concept by saying that "we do not belong to the government, the government belongs to us" – something that Barack Obama should surely know if he is truly inspired by Abraham Lincoln. He is clearly not that inspired by him, otherwise he would remember Lincoln's quote that American government is "of the people, by the people and for the people".
America was founded on an ideology and that ideology is framed in the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. It is no secret that Obama is no fan of that ideology. But lovers of freedom across the world should shudder at his party's latest incarnation. If the Democrats truly do now believe that American citizens "belong to the government", in a phrase that would not be out of place in Pyongyang, Havana or Islington, then "the last best hope for mankind" really is in serious trouble.
Apart from a powerful speech from Michelle Obama, there were some other speeches of note. In addition to the bizarre sight of communist tyrants' friend, Jimmy Carter, addressing the crowd by video link, the night included one particularly sickening element: a tribute to the late Senator Ted Kennedy.
Thankfully, Twitterati made sure that “Chappaquiddick” trended worldwide as he spoke, a reminder of Kennedy's criminal cowardice in fleeing the scene of an accident after he drunkenly drove his car into a lake and leaving an aide to drown. Mary-Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment.
Donal Blaney is the Chief Executive of the Young Britons' Foundation and blogs on Right Minds at blaneyblog.dailymail.co.uk
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